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Constantine Kerasoules (?), sebastophoros (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3128
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΣ
Κ̣ΝΣΣΕ.
ΣΤΟΦΟΡ
ΤΚΗΡ.
Σ̣̣Λ̣.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κων(σταντίνῳ) σεβ[α]στοφόρ(ῳ) τῷ Κηρ[α]σούλ[ῃ]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ σεβαστοφόρῳ τῷ Κηρασούλῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine Kerasoules, sebastophoros.

Commentary

The reading of the family name as Kerasoules is provisional.